Consideration given to forming city Tree Board

Consideration is being given to forming a city Tree Board, according to California Park Department Supervisor, Robert Pace. He commented that such a board will allow the city to attain "Tree City USA" status.

"A tree board, or commission, is a group of concerned volunteer citizens charged by ordinance with developing and administering a comprehensive tree-management program," Pace said. "Balanced broad-based community involvement is encouraged. Boards function best if not composed entirely of tree-related professionals such as forestry professors, nursery operators, arborists, etc. Fresh ideas and different perspectives are added by citizens with an interest in trees."

For more of this story check out the Jan. 18 issue of the California Democrat.

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